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Original Emojis to be Exhibited at Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York

The museum will show the emojis in its lobby through the end of the year, using 2-D graphics and animations, and connecting the old emojis with the current generation

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Examples from the set of 176 original emoji characters, which have been donated to the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, are seen in an undated handout image. VOA

October 28, 2016: Move over, Monet. Go away, van Gogh. It’s time for smiley faces, cats and broken hearts at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York.

The acclaimed art institution announced Wednesday that it had acquired the original set of 176 emojis. They were a gift to the museum from the phone company Nippon Telegraph and Telephone.

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They are not the adorable, yellow emoticons we know and love (and text) today, but 12-by-12-pixel images created by Japanese mobile carrier NTT DOCOMO. When they were introduced in 1999, they were an instant hit in Japan, but they took more than a decade more to gain worldwide acceptance.

In 2010, Unicode Consortium, which now controls emoji standards, translated the emoji into the Unicode standard, which means that a person in France, for example, can send an emoji to a person in the U.S. and it will look the same, no matter what brand of phone or operating system they use.

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Today, the Unicode Consortium recognizes nearly 1,800 emojis.

“From the start, part of MoMA’s mission has been to display and collect the art [and design] of our time,” said Paola Antonelli, senior curator of the Department of Architecture and Design at the museum. “Our time is lived today in both the digital and the physical space.”

The museum will show the emojis in its lobby through the end of the year, using 2-D graphics and animations, and connecting the old emojis with the current generation.

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“[Emojis] as a concept go back in the centuries, to ideograms, hieroglyphics and other graphic characters, enabling us to draw this beautiful arch that covers all of human history,” Antonelli said. “There is nothing more modern than timeless concepts such as these.” (VOA)

  • Antara

    Emojis in display! Stunning project!

  • Diksha Arya

    The exhibition seems really awesome…

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Micro-blogging Site Twitter Adding GIFs, Polls, Emojis to TweetDeck

TweetDeck was set up in 2008 by Iain Dodsworth and was later acquired by Twitter in 2011

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The Twitter logo appears on a phone post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.. VOA

Micro-blogging site Twitter plans to update its social media dashboard app TweetDeck with support for GIFs, polls and emojis.

In a Twitter poll, users were asked to choose the missing features that people would most like to see incorporated into TweetDeck, The Verge reported on Friday.

The company plans on bringing the above mentioned new elements as well as support for threads and image tagging to TweetDeck.

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Twitter on a smartphone device. Pixabay

“It’s not that TweetDeck is really suffering from not having these features. But it’s a gesture of goodwill from Twitter to bring these features to TweetDeck, if only to show that the app is still in its good graces,” the report said.

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For now, the features are in the test phase and details about the public roll-out remain unknown.

TweetDeck was set up in 2008 by Iain Dodsworth and was later acquired by Twitter in 2011. (IANS)